Top Sukkot News Highlights

As the second day of Sukkot ends for Jews in the Diaspora, Arutz Sheva presents the top headlines from the last 48 hours.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Preparing for Sukkot in Israel
Preparing for Sukkot in Israel
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The second day of Sukkot is coming to an end for Jewish communities outside of Israel, so to save our Jewish readers the trouble of trawling through the news to see what they've missed, here are Arutz Sheva's news highlights from the last 48 hours:


Jerusalem: Shocking footage emerges as Muslim intimidation and violence goes viral

Much of the headlines have been dominated by violence in Jerusalem and tensions surrounding the Temple Mount.

Violent riots by Arab Muslims in Jerusalem continued over the Sukkot holiday, targeting policeJewish residents and visitors alike - with a remarkable number of incidents caught on camera.

In what will likely become a powerful, iconic image of the struggle faced by Jewish residents of Jerusalem's Old City, one particularly shocking video shows two young children crying as their father negotiates them through a mob of aggressive Islamist fanatics.

Violence also spilled over into Ramallah on Tuesday, as an Arab mob pelted IDF soldiers with rocks during a protest against Israeli forces' activities on the Temple Mount. 

Meanwhile, authorities could resort to using administrative detention against the Islamist extremists instigating the violence, and who regularly use the Al Aqsa Mosque as a base for firebombings and other attacks.


Arab MK crosses the limit on Temple Mount

Joint List MK Jamal Zahalka drew angry criticism from Israeli government ministers and members of the opposition alike, for once again joining in with Islamist extremists harassing Jews on the Temple Mount.

Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) and Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman both condemned Zahalka - with Liberman calling on the Attorney General to prosecute the extremist MK - after he was shown hurling curses and insults at police and Jewish visitors, who he branded "fascists" and "racists."

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, meanwhile, urged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan to ban Arab MKs entirely from the Temple Mount. 


Netanyahu to tell UN: enough Palestinian incitement over Temple Mount

Following the likes of Iran's Hassan Rouhani, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu is to take the podium at the UN General Assembly Thursday - and is expected to use it to deliver a "very powerful" speech, sources say,


Rare "blood supermoon" in the skies above Israel

See the pictures here.


Life on Mars?

NASA scientists believe they have discovered the most convincing evidence yet of liquid water flowing on the surface of the red planet.


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